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Little Miss Marker (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1 June 1934 (USA)
Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies... See full summary »

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Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies take to her, reluctantly at first, but their cynical ways start to rub off on her. Will a party set at Camelot bring back her faith in humanity? Written by Miss Eli

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1 June 1934 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Dorothy Dell and Shirley Temple became good friends while filming this movie. When Dell died in a car crash shortly after the movie was completed, Temple was shielded from the news for as long as possible. See more »

Goofs

When Marky asks to sit on the piano, Bangles leans down and picks her up. In the next shot, she leans down and picks Marky up again. See more »

Quotes

Bangles Carson: Steve phoned four times last night between one and five this morning.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: When Steve finds out you stayed the night at my place -
Bangles Carson: Oh, I phoned him a little while ago. I told him I had the kid here, and shut off the phone.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Oh, you handed him a line?
Bangles Carson: Yeah. I was afraid he'd put the slug on you.
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Laugh You Son of a Gun
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Played during the opening credits and the end credits
Reprised by an unidentified pianist
Played on piano by Dorothy Dell and sung by her and Shirley Temple
Played in the cabaret often
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Shirley Temple steals the spotlight and becomes a huge star...
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Damon Runyon's story about a girl left as a pawn with a bunch of racetrack characters has a certain flavor about it that many find appealing, but frankly the only reason I showed any particular interest in this film is the remarkable presence of little SHIRLEY TEMPLE in the title role. With the influence of tough-talking gents and gals around her, she soon adopts street-wise ways and manners of speech, so it's not the usual soft and sweet Shirley that we get here. Nevertheless, she remains adorable throughout, speaking all of her lines with the kind of verve and personality that would soon make her the number one box office attraction during the Depression years. It's worth noting that ADOLPHE MENJOU (who called her a little Ethel Barrymore) has some of his best scenes opposite Temple. She manages to hold her own against him, but he's well cast as the shady character with the sad eyes and droopy mustache who'd rather be romancing DOROTHY DELL than taking care of a pint-sized doll. Incidentally, DOROTHY DELL died in an auto accident within days of the film's release. She showed promise of becoming a very good actress in all of her scenes with Shirley and Menjou.


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